Chef Mike Robinson’s Top Ten Tips for Christmas Dinner

With christmas just around the corner there is no better time for me to be sent the top chef and TV presenter Mike Robinson’s top ten tips for Christmas dinner, The Perfect Roasties Top chefs recommend goose fat  for roasting potatoes for a reason – the fat’s high burn point makes them perfectly crispy. When … Read more

The Foodies Books By Joanne Roach

As a former teacher and now a farmer’s wife and farmer/smallholder myself, I love books that are fun but still manage to educate children about food, animals or farming. I was delighted to come across The Foodies set of books written by Joanne Roach. “The Foodies Books are a series of 12 illustrated stories for … Read more

Asparagus And Soft Boiled Guinea Fowl Eggs Recipe

I have a glut of guinea fowl eggs which are delicious soft boiled, and in fact my favourite soft boiled egg. My friends over @ TopVeg suggested that I try serving asparagus with soft boiled guinea fowl eggs so here is the recipe. Ingredients Bunch of asparagus tips. (5/6 per person) Bread for toasting. (2 … Read more

Aubergine And Mozzarella Tart From Isobel Of Farmaround

I recently learnt about Isobel Davies and her farmaround business via Helene at Countryside Connection. Farmaround and farmaroundnorth are organic box schemes that deliver the very best seasonal organic food at affordable prices. Farmaround was set up in 1994 and was the first UK box scheme and 5 years ago the scheme was extended to … Read more

Seasonal Food For November

Seasonal food for November includes: Apples Blackberries Beetroot Broccoli Cabbages Carrots Cauliflowers Courgettes Cucumbers French Beans Kohl Rabi Mange Tout Marrows Onions Peas Plums Potatoes Runner Beans Spinach Sugar Snaps Sweetcorn Turnips Click on the image below to go to for more information about this book or visit the Farming Friends Book Shop to go … Read more

Seasonal Food For July

Seasonal food for July as recommended by FARMA includes: Asparagus Beetroot Broad beans Broccoli Carrots Cauliflower Celeriac Cucumber Elderflower Green cabbage Leeks Onions Parsnips New potatoes Purple sprouting broccoli Red Cabbage Rhubarb Radish Spinach Spring greens Spring onions Strawberries Tomatoes Watercress FARMA is the UK’s National Farmers’ Retail & Markets Association. It “is a co-operative … Read more